Re: Sharing Models, was: Intestinal Fortitude

From: Eugene Leitl (
Date: Fri Mar 16 2001 - 02:32:09 MST

On Thu, 15 Mar 2001, Spike Jones wrote:
> How common out there is matlab? Do you guys have student
> copies or other? With matlab we can write the code in scripts
> and plug in C modules as necessary, in fact if we had some
> fortran code we could plug those in. A lotta good rocket
> science code is still in fortran and it still works just fine.

I think you might want to take a good look at

It's really easy to use, does generate pretty pictures and can be easily
extended with C.

> But all this would be a waste of effort if those who want to
> play this game dont have matlab. For all its disadvantages,
> Microsloth excel is a package that is already owned by
> pretty much everyone who cares about that sorta thing. spike

I think the chief disadvantage (that Redmond owns the source) pretty much
nukes all the advantages. You need NumPy? Just download it.

It's not just propaganda. OpenSource software is better, at least for most
values of users on the long run.

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